Rowing at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's single sculls

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Men's single sculls
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Seine
Dates July 14–17
Competitors 8 from 8 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Jack Beresford  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) William Gilmore  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Josef Schneider  Switzerland
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Rowing at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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Single sculls men
Double sculls men
Coxless pairs men
Coxed pairs men
Coxless fours men
Coxed fours men
Eights men

The men's single sculls event was part of the rowing programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition, the sixth appearance of the event, was held from July 14, 1924, to July 17, 1924, on the river Seine.

Eight rowers, each from a different nation, competed. Beresford, the silver winner in 1920, took the gold after having to compete in the repechage to even secure a place in the final.



Semifinal 1
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Arthur Bull (AUS) 7:19.0 Q
2  Marc Detton (FRA) r
3  Andrzej Osiecimski-Czapski (POL)
Semifinal 2
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Josef Schneider (SUI) 7:15.6 Q
2  Constant Pieterse (NED) r
3  Hilton Belyea (CAN)
Semifinal 3
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  William Gilmore (USA) 7:03.2 Q
2  Jack Beresford (GBR) r


Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Jack Beresford (GBR) 8:00.4 Q
2  Marc Detton (FRA)
3  Constant Pieterse (NED)


Place Rower Time
1st, gold medalist(s)  Jack Beresford (GBR) 7:49.2
2nd, silver medalist(s)  William Gilmore (USA) 7:54.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Josef Schneider (SUI) 8:01.1
4  Arthur Bull (AUS) Did not finish